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Title: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Specter on April 19, 2008, 10:49:21 PM
The first weekend of May, the 1st through the 6th.

I'll be with my friends Courtney and Scott for the trip from Michigan.

Anyone from around there?
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Erik on April 20, 2008, 12:32:03 PM
Nope, I'll be around Leiden, The Hague, Wassenaar and maybe Amsterdam or something.

Anyway, have fun! :)
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 21, 2008, 08:21:14 AM
I lived in White Plains, which is right outside New York, when I was a baby, then I've been up there about once a year since then.
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: DILinator on April 23, 2008, 03:21:08 PM
You're from Michigan Specter?  So am I!  We could probably meet up sometime a lot closer to home!  ;)
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: mamasan on April 23, 2008, 08:17:46 PM
You're from Michigan Specter?  So am I!  We could probably meet up sometime a lot closer to home!  ;)

Oh, gosh. My home state. I miss Michigan so much! I am so sick of Indiana and man-made 'lakes'! If I see one more new subdivision called "Lakes of ..." with a seaweed-colored pond near the entrance, I think I'll scream.  :D
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 24, 2008, 08:52:06 AM
Man, I feel lonely out here in Virginia, still, it's nice out here.
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Specter on April 25, 2008, 01:02:15 AM
You're from Michigan Specter?  So am I!  We could probably meet up sometime a lot closer to home!  ;)
Yeah, I'm from Grand Rapids.  :)  That's cool.  We could meet up.  It's only a matter of time.
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: mamasan on April 26, 2008, 09:48:49 PM
You're from Michigan Specter?  So am I!  We could probably meet up sometime a lot closer to home!  ;)
Yeah, I'm from Grand Rapids.  :)  That's cool.  We could meet up.  It's only a matter of time.

So, Specter, is your name Van VandeVan?  :D  (Sorry, people. Just a little southwest Michigan 'insider' humor...)
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: DILinator on April 29, 2008, 12:02:08 PM
You're from Michigan Specter?  So am I!  We could probably meet up sometime a lot closer to home!  ;)
Yeah, I'm from Grand Rapids.  :)  That's cool.  We could meet up.  It's only a matter of time.

Cool, we'll have to set that up sometime!  I'm from Lansing, so you're not far away at all.  My brother goes to film school there in GR, so periodically we head out that way anyway.  Thanks for running this site by the way!
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Specter on April 30, 2008, 09:55:53 PM
That's awesome!  We'll have to meet up at some point, then.

I am not sure what that Van joke is, a few posts back.  LOL
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 01, 2008, 09:01:57 AM
That's when I got lost too. ??? :D
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: DILinator on May 08, 2008, 10:37:21 AM
That's awesome!  We'll have to meet up at some point, then.

I am not sure what that Van joke is, a few posts back.  LOL

I think it's something to do with the VanAndels....   :-\
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: mamasan on May 08, 2008, 11:24:50 AM
That's awesome!  We'll have to meet up at some point, then.

I am not sure what that Van joke is, a few posts back.  LOL

Specter, are you *sure* you're from Grand Rapids? The same GR where every other name in the phone book starts with "Van"? ... Sorry. Maybe you're too young. It's a good stereotype, though. One of my best friends is from the GR area and was raised--yep, you guessed it!--Dutch reformed. :)

I know nearby Holland is more Dutch, (d'oh), but GR always has been known for its large Dutch population and heritage. Haven't you seen all of those windmill flower boxes in front yards, Specter?? They're totally SW Michigan! I love 'em, and I love GR, especially the Beltline Bar. Is it still there?

Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 09, 2008, 08:23:47 AM
Thanks for the explanation mamasan. :)
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Specter on May 11, 2008, 02:17:51 AM
I believe the beltline bar is still here..  I was unaware of the Dutch thing and I've lived here for 27 years.  We always associate that with Holland.

The bigger question, though, is: if you've been to GR at all, have you visited Yesterdog?
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: mamasan on May 15, 2008, 08:50:59 AM
I believe the beltline bar is still here..  I was unaware of the Dutch thing and I've lived here for 27 years.  We always associate that with Holland.

The bigger question, though, is: if you've been to GR at all, have you visited Yesterdog?

No, I don't think I have. Is it a restaurant/bar? Something about the name reminds me of a place that was near the Grand Am.

I lived in SW Michigan for many years, so I know GR fairly well. Actually, I went there regularly in the early 80s. Now I only get there occasionally, when we're at the lake and we drive over from Grand Haven to go shopping or see my nephew or something like that.
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: DILinator on May 20, 2008, 08:55:32 AM
I go to GR frequently to pick people up from their multiple Psych Hospitals there!  ;)
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: mamasan on May 20, 2008, 07:04:00 PM
I go to GR frequently to pick people up from their multiple Psych Hospitals there!  ;)

Ah, so you're the one! What time's my ride? ;D
Title: Re: I'm coming to New York
Post by: Kuzon on September 20, 2008, 09:02:13 PM
My grandfather's twin brother's family lives in Michigan!